China’s nuclear tests radiation killed 1.94 lakh people between 1964 and 1996

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  • Although China is making atomic bombs to destroy its enemies, it is killing millions in its own country. Will China take a lesson from this ?
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New Delhi – China has conducted about 45 nuclear tests between 1964 and 1996. The intense radiation generated by these nuclear tests killed 1 lakh 94 thousand people in that country. This information was published in an article by Peter Suciu published in the magazine ‘The National Interest’. It is estimated that about 1.2 million people are at risk of serious illnesses like leukaemia and cancer.

1. Peter Suciu writes that China conducted its first thermonuclear test in 1969. The test generated 3.3 megatons of energy. This energy was 200 times more than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

2. According to a Japanese researcher on radiation levels, Xinjiang’s radiation levels are higher than those measured on the roof of the Chernobyl reactor of 1986. The radioactive dust is spread all over the region. It can kill thousands of people. China’s Xinjiang province has a population of 20 million. People there have been greatly affected by radiation.